Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano

McKnight Artist Fellow * Early and contemporary music specialist

Summer/Fall 2014


Thursday, August 28, 2014 *7:30pm


Jocelyn Hagen, composer, Faculty Recital

North Dakota State University

Beckwith Recital Hall

Fargo, ND


Featuring art songs by Jocelyn Hagen and preview performances of selections from 'Test Pilot', a new dance opera.


Free admission




September 12, 13, 2014 *7:30pm


TEST PILOT *world premiere*

Jocelyn Hagen, composer

Penelope Freeh, choreographer

St. Catherine University

O'Shaughnessy Auditorium

St. Paul, MN


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Test Pilot, an intimate chamber dance opera by choreographer Penelope Freeh and composer Jocelyn Hagen, explores the power and wonder of creativity and invention through the birth of flight and the story of the Wright Brothers. Their sister, Katharine, (sung by Carrie Henneman Shaw) is an often overlooked member of the Wright family, and her contribution to the family and their success  is examined in this work through song and dance. The creators' personal family legends and aviation heroics are also woven into the oblique narrative.




Saturday, September 20, 2014


Bach Society of Minnesota

Hamline University

Sundin Hall

St. Paul, MN


Featuring choral and instrumental works by Bach, Handel, and Telemann


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Saturday, October 18, 2014 *8PM


Ensemble Dal Niente

Williams College

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Williamstown, MA


For more information, visit Williams College's web site.




October 24 - November 2


The Cowles Center

Goodale Theater

Minneapolis, MN


RIB CAGE *world premiere*


Guy Noir, Private Eye, leaps from the radio airwaves into the limelight in a collaboration with Garrison Keillor that puts dance in the noir with a colorful cast of mavericks and misfits and narration by Keillor himself.


The world premiere of Rib Cage continues our partnership with the Schubert Club bringing live music and dance to the stage. Celebrated soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw and composer Abbie Betinis join Sewell to explore where old meets new and tradition bends to innovation.


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